Excellent

5 reviews

1 / 23 magnificent sunset colors reflected on the sand

Map
Map

Overview

Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms:
1
Sleeps:
5
Type:
House
Pets allowed:
Yes
Wi-Fi available:
No

Description from owner

TripAdvisor Property ID: 6601340

About the area

Carlsbad is 35 - 45 minutes North of San Diego, and is known for it's charming seaside village with many small shops and restaurants, its great beaches, fabulous shopping at Carlsbad Premium Outlets, and Legoland.

Owner profile

Denise J.
Years listed:
2

Languages spoken: English

Amenities

Features

  • Grill
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Pet Friendly
  • Sea view
  • Waterfront

Appliances

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine

Activities

  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (5)

Excellent – based on 5 reviews Excellent
5 reviews

“Stayed 5 Wonderful Weeks”

Reviewed 16 Oct 2016

My husband, 2 miniature schnauzers, and I stayed at this lovely beach cottage, September 10-October 15, 2016. Our stay was as close to perfect as imaginable. We experienced a lot of joy, peace, and quiet. You can take a 7-minute walk to the beach every day if you like, passing alongside the Carlsbad Lagoon, crossing Carlsbad Avenue, and then arriving at the beach. A long sidewalk parallels the beach. While the beach itself does not allow dogs, the expansive sidewalk overlooking the beach is dog friendly and clean. The 4 of us took long walks every day and chatted with people from around the world. It was the highlight. You can walk to Vigilucci's Steak and Seafood overlooking the ocean. We did this once a week, sitting on the patio with our 2 dogs. The house itself is very clean, cozy, and welcoming. The lovely wood paneling and wood flooring lend a "cheery cabin" feeling. There are lots of windows, but you'll want to sit outside at the picnic table or on the chaise lounge chairs, especially to watch the spectacular sunsets. I was delighted to find high quality beach chairs in the garage, because our beach chairs wouldn't fit in our car. They had the same high-end brand chairs that we had at home. We rent a house every year and this was, by far, the best maintained and best stocked house ever. You name the kitchen utensil; it was there when I needed it. We had the housekeeper come in twice during our 5-week stay, and she did a very good job at a reasonable rate. Any question we had of the property manager was answered immediately and kindly. The bed was very comfortable and linens including beach towels were spotless. Even though it is an older house, all is lovingly maintained which I can't stress enough. I will mention that the 2nd bedroom only has drapes instead of walls, so there is good visual privacy but no audio privacy for whoever stays in the 2nd bedroom -- Not a problem if your children are sleeping in there, or if another couple is willing to forgo privacy (meaning you can hear everything) to make the budget work. I had wanted to use the 2nd bedroom as my office for my Skype conferences but it was okay using the master bedroom instead. The wifi worked well. The 2 things the house doesn't have is air conditioning and a garbage disposal. Scrape your plates into the waste bin, not the sink. Be strategic about the timing of closing the blinds and using fans. Beach homes in SoCal don't have A/C. Best location in Carlsb

“We will stay here every time we are in Carlsbad!”

Reviewed 23 Oct 2014

With 3 kids in tow, we wanted a clean, quiet, safe, close to the beach, indoor and outdoor vacation house. We stayed in house # 2 and it was more than perfect! Kid friendly, fenced in yard for the kids to play ball and run around, eating meals on the patio with our ocean view, 5 min walks to the beach along a serene path, quick drive to great grocery store as well! Barbara is a wonderful host, outfitting the kitchen with more than we needed; and giving us use of beach equipment was a plus! Could not have asked for anything more and we cannot wait until our next return! We will always stay here when we return to Carlsbad. Truly IS The Best SPOT.

Owner's reply: Thank you for loving the Best Spot in Carlsbad like we do! You were great guests, and we welcome you back any time.

“Great location!”

Reviewed 29 Aug 2014

We recently vacationed in carlesbad with our kids and dog! This house was a perfect location! A short walk to the beach was so refreshing! Because the home was packed with beach gear we didn't have to bring a thing from home. The neighborhood was really quiet . We really appreciated that! Very family friendly. The fenced in yard was perfect for our small dog to run around. We enjoyed the beach as well. Very clean! The kids boogy boarded for hours! Great stay!! Hope to come back again!!

Owner's reply: Thanks for being 5 star guests! We always love to share our home with great guests like you.

“Summer Staycation!”

Reviewed 18 Jun 2014

The moment we walked into the "Best Spot in Carlsbad" we knew we would be coming back to the little beach house by the lagoon next summer. It was a wonderful little place equipped with everything you need. Boogie boards, beach chairs, and coolers to take for a day at the beach. At night we sat by the fire-pit and roasted marshmellows to make yummy smores. The best part was the ocean view and cool breezes. Our family sat outside for lunch and dinner at the table outside admiring the great views. The kitchen was well stocked with pans, dishes, utensils and such. The beds were comfy and we felt right at home. After a long day at the beach it was great to take a shower outside to wash off all the sand (great amenity!!). Our dogs enjoyed the yard and the walks at the lagoon right across the street. After a day of fun, there were board games to play such as LIFE and MONOPOLY! Great family fun!!!! We would definitely stay here again.

“Best place to stay in Carlsbad!”

Reviewed 22 May 2011

Definitely an oasis at the beach! We just rented both homes for a college graduation and family get together and had a wonderful time. These homes were spotless and outfitted with absolutely everything anyone would need for a relaxing vacation. The views were spectacular- the fire pits a bonus at night - We have stayed at many properties and this one received an A+ rating from all of us. There are so few homes left on the California coast that can help recreate the simple beach days of the past..would definitely stay here again..

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